A link between expression level of long-non-coding RNA ZFAS1 in breast tissue of healthy women and obesity

Mansoori, Yaser and Tabei, Mohammad Bagher and Askari, Alireza and Izadi, Pantea and Daraei, Abdolreza and Naghizadeh, Mohammad Mehdi and Zendehbad, Zahra and Bastami, Milad and Nariman-Saleh-Fam, Ziba and Mansoori, Hosein and Tavakkoly-Bazzaz, Javad A link between expression level of long-non-coding RNA ZFAS1 in breast tissue of healthy women and obesity. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MARKERS, 33 (4). pp. 500-506.

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Abstract

Background: Epidemiological and experimental literature indicates that the risk of breast cancer incidence is strongly linked to hormone-dependent factors, including reproductive history and obesity. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the association between these factors and breast cancer risk are poorly understood. The aim of this study, therefore, was to determine whether obesity and reproductive history are associated with expression levels of two breast cancer-related long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), namely ZFAS1 and SRA1 in cancer-free breast tissues of women. Methods: In the current research, 145 healthy women were recruited, and the quantitative expression levels of the two lncRNAs were determined through qPCR assay after gathering the mammoplasty breast tissue samples. Results: It was found that women with body mass index (BMI)>= 30 kg/m(2) and BMI 25-29 kg/m(2) show a low expression of ZFAS1 compared to the BMI<25 kg/m(2) (P=0.031 and P=0.027, respectively). Then, the correlation analysis disclosed a negative correlation of ZFAS1 low expression with increasing BMI (r=-0.194, P=0.019). Interestingly, this analysis demonstrated a negative correlation between low expression of the ZFAS1 and high BMI in women with menarche age below 14 (r=-221; P=0.028). Lastly, it was also revealed that there was a negative association of the low expression level of ZFAS1 with increasing BMI in women through regression models (B=-0.048, P=0.019). Conclusions: These findings suggest interesting clues about the links between high BMI and the expression levels of ZFAS1 in non-diseased breasts that may help us better understand the underlying mechanisms through which obesity contributes to breast carcinogenesis. However, such results need more validations in future research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WD Nutrition and Metabolic diseases
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@fums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2019 07:07
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 07:07
URI: http://eprints.fums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2359

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